Updated March 2019


Connects classrooms around the world through live video

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Social Studies, Communication & Collaboration, Character & SEL

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Empatico is a free platform for classrooms around the world to connect through video exchanges. Teachers can add information such as student ages and dates they're available -- as well as pick some of Empatico's pre-built activities -- to get matched with another teacher. Once matched, chat with your partner teacher to prepare for an upcoming session, and provide photos and videos of your class if desired. Also, to make sure you're not caught off guard, check out the teacher resources that provide tips on intercultural experiences and how to set up your room.

Most importantly, be mindful of why you're using Empatico, and how you plan on assessing learning. Students need to be aware of expectations up front, and there should be enough time given for reflection afterward. In addition to any content they might be learning, students can use Empatico to practice communication skills and possibly to reflect on the social and emotional learning (SEL) that's happening like empathy, self-control, and humility. 

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Janie H. , Classroom teacher
Classroom teacher
Cottonwood Elementary School
Andover, United States
It only takes one global connection to help a child see with new eyes and a changed heart! Students see others beyond the four walls of a classroom!! Help students be the change by connecting with Empatico. Lessons are powerful and meaningful!
This tool is a way to connect my students beyond the four walls of our classroom. It is important to me to expand their vision and help them have empathy for others. I feel our school CES stands for community, empathy, and service. Empatico is a great tool to help all three of these happen. Students connect and expand community. They make connections and develop empathy through the amazing lessons. We don't stop there though. We take what we learn and find a way to serve others. Empatico gives m ...
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